0

The full content of Annals is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Articles |

Antiguanosine Antibodies: A New Marker for Procainamide-Induced Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

RICHARD H. WEISBART, M.D.; WAYNE S. YEE, M.D.; KEITH K. COLBURN, M.D.; SEON H. WHANG, M.D.; MING K. HENG, M.D.; and RICHARD J. BOUCEK, M.D.
[+] Article and Author Information

Grant support: by the Southern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.

▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Richard Weisbart, M.D.; Veterans Administration Medical Center, 16111 Plummer Street (111S); Sepulveda, CA 91343.


Sepulveda and Loma Linda, California


Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(3):310-313. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-104-3-310
Text Size: A A A

Antinuclear antibodies are present in most patients receiving procainamide. To ascertain whether IgG antiguanosine antibodies are associated with the development of the symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus, we compared the levels of these antibodies in the sera of 65 patients receiving procainamide: 18 with procainamide-induced symptoms and 47 asymptomatic patients. Antinuclear antibodies measured by immunofluorescence were present in the 18 patients with drug-induced symptoms but also in 24 asymptomatic patients. Similarly, elevated serum levels of antibodies to single-stranded DNA were found in 15 patients with symptoms and in 20 asymptomatic patients. In contrast, levels of IgG antiguanosine antibodies were elevated in 15 patients with drug-induced symptoms, but in only 3 asymptomatic patients. Antiguanosine antibodies binding to single-stranded DNA were found primarily in patients with arthritis, pleuritis, and pericarditis. These results suggest a strong association between IgG antiguanosine antibodies and major manifestations of procainamide-induced systemic lupus erythematosus.

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Comments

Submit a Comment
Submit a Comment

Summary for Patients

Clinical Slide Sets

Terms of Use

The In the Clinic® slide sets are owned and copyrighted by the American College of Physicians (ACP). All text, graphics, trademarks, and other intellectual property incorporated into the slide sets remain the sole and exclusive property of the ACP. The slide sets may be used only by the person who downloads or purchases them and only for the purpose of presenting them during not-for-profit educational activities. Users may incorporate the entire slide set or selected individual slides into their own teaching presentations but may not alter the content of the slides in any way or remove the ACP copyright notice. Users may make print copies for use as hand-outs for the audience the user is personally addressing but may not otherwise reproduce or distribute the slides by any means or media, including but not limited to sending them as e-mail attachments, posting them on Internet or Intranet sites, publishing them in meeting proceedings, or making them available for sale or distribution in any unauthorized form, without the express written permission of the ACP. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement.

Toolkit

Buy Now

to gain full access to the content and tools.

Want to Subscribe?

Learn more about subscription options

Advertisement
Related Articles
Related Point of Care
Topic Collections
PubMed Articles
Forgot your password?
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.
(Required)
(Required)